Christmas cooking: Gingerbread House
It’s Christmas Day here in Sydney, Australia, and I’m with my family stuffing my face with too much food and enjoying the day with family.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Gingerbread Latte, I love cooking and Christmas food, and I’m also fascinated by different traditions in different countries. While today in Sydney is decidedly cloudy and mild, Christmas in Australia is often a hot sunny day in the middle of summer – hence the absence of many European Christmas traditions like gingerbread, a hot roast and warming mulled wine.
For the past few days I’ve been working on a traditional European Christmas masterpiece, a Gingerbread House, possibly the most ambitious baking project I’ve attempted.
I got a great recipe from Taste.com.au, and I’ve been working on it since Thursday. I’m pleased to say it turned out ok – almost perfectly, in fact – and I was so happy to present it to my family for the Christmas table today.